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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.

  • 3 Ways to Assess Math Understanding More Deeply

    Getting the answer right is just one part of math assessment—these strategies can provide deeper insight into students’ mathematical thinking.
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  • Elementary school teacher in classroom explaining math to students

    3 Tips for Creating Math Word Problems That Boost Critical Thinking

    Well-designed word problems give elementary students a tangible context for understanding math concepts.
    Braxton Hall
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  • Teacher works with student sitting at her desk

    How to Differentiate Math Instruction With One-on-One Conferences

    Math teachers can use this strategy to make sure students get the individualized instruction they need to stay on track.
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  • An illustration of the inside of a mind while writing

    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
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  • A photo collage featuring Jo Boaler: Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
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  • Middle grade aged boy doing a math problem on a chalkboard in school classroom

    3 Phrases That Can Demotivate Students in Math Class

    Seemingly innocuous statements can exacerbate math anxiety among learners—and avoiding these phrases can help all students see themselves as “math people.”
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    How to Spark Engagement in Math With Pictures

    A popular strategy, using pictures in math class gives students another way to access math concepts and can spark great conversations.
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  • Illustration of technology apps

    11 Teacher-Recommended Math Apps and Online Tools

    Whether you teach online or in person this fall, these digital math tools may come in handy for grades pre-K through 12.
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  • Teenage girl doing math homework on a laptop

    Using Google Slides to Make Virtual Math Classes More Engaging

    The popular tool helps teachers assess students’ thought processes and provides opportunities for students to work together to solve problems.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
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  • Middle school aged girl at computer distance learning

    Adapting an Effective Math Collaboration Activity for Distance Learning

    An instructional coach and math teacher who developed a powerful model for student collaboration have tweaked it for the pandemic.
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  • High school student writing in class

    Creative Ways to Assess Math Understanding

    Traditional math assessments tend to provide a narrow gauge of student learning—here’s how some teachers are going deeper.
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    2019 Education Research Highlights

    Does doodling boost learning? Do attendance awards work? Do boys and girls process math the same way? Here’s a look at the big questions that researchers tackled this year.
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  • A blue-tinged photo of students talking, with math problems and formulas handwritten over them in white.

    9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

    Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.
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  • Elementary aged girl uses abacus at school

    How to Guide Students to a Deep Understanding of Math Concepts

    Using the right building blocks at the start of students’ mathematical learning can support a lifetime of abstract thinking.
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